Explorer Belt 2023

Cheshire Scouts

Explorer Belt 2023

The challenge of a lifetime

It is your opportunity to take part in an exciting expedition that brings you a real understanding of a different country, its culture and way of life.

As part of a small team, you will undertake a 10-day expedition outside of the UK with a minimum travelling time of 50 hours over the 10 days, by foot, cycle, horse, canoe, boat or dinghy.

You will plan your own route, meals, accommodation and even budget. Also as part of the award, you will complete one major project and ten minor projects during your international expedition.

Training Weekend 2

Welsh Adventure

Click here to view the programme. [COMING SOON]

Click here to view the kit list. [COMING SOON]

All participants are advised to meet with their teams to confirm their route before TW2.

Network teams are advised to confirm their intended projects too. Explorer teams will be allocated their projects before the event.

Mentors will be able to assist teams in planning for this adventure.

A digital personalised route card will be sent to teams shortly.

Training Weekend 1:
Information Pack

From TW1, you should now have and keep your:

  • Explorer Belt ID and lanyard
  • Expedition Logbook
  • Project Handbook
  • Physical workout card
  • ‘Young Minds’ support card
  • Alcohol policy (Network only)

The following documents are now available for you to download and use with your team:

Photo Galleries

Selection Event Gallery

Launch Event Gallery

Training Weekend 1 Gallery [COMING SOON].

The next steps

The next step is for teams to meet with their allocated Mentors to confirm their route through Wales for TW2.

The expected timeline for the Explorer Belt programme is as follows. At this point, dates are a guideline:

  • 15-17 July: Training Weekend 1
  • 9-11 September: Training Weekend 2
  • 14-16 October: JOTA/JOTI Event
  • 16-18 December: Training Weekend 3
  • 3-5 March 2023: Mini Explorer Belt
  • 14-16 July: Training Weekend 4
  • 16 July: Send-off Event
  • ~4th August: Depart UK
  • ~20th August: Arrive UK
  • 1-3 September: Presentations

There will be an expectation that all participants can demonstrate the relevant competencies before the expedition, achieving all the relevant skills-based training prior to departure. There will be a full training package included as part of the project. We will expect a high level of self-motivated work towards this award from all participants. It will also be expected that participants will cooperate in the financing of the experience.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls